Tyler Olson Portland Sea Dogs Pitcher

       
 
Age: 32
Born: October 2, 1989
Birthplace: Spokane, WA
Height: 6-3
Weight: 182
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
   
Drafted: 7th round, 2013 by SEA;
17th round, 2012 by OAK
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (April 2021)
College: Gonzaga
High School: University HS (WA)
   

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First Pro Contract: June 13, 2013 (SEA)
Signing Scout: N/A
Signing Bonus: $10,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
   
Pro Debut: June 2013 (Everett)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: April 7, 2015 (SEA)
Service Time (1/22): 2 years ,114 days
Options Remaining: 0 (2016, 2017, 2018)
Contract (2022): Minor League Free Agent
   
Twitter: @tolson_13
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  Physical Description: Tall, lanky pitcher's frame. No remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, almost sidearm, starting on the first base side of the rubber. High leg kick. Effort in delivery. Does not use a wind-up. Stiff delivery with an arm loop behind.

Fastball: 85-87 mph. Tops out at 89 mph. Pitch shows cut. Uses the pitch off of his curveball. Also will show a high-80s four-seam fastball on occasion. Average command and control profile. Below-average offering.

Curveball: 70-72 mph. Loose, loopy breaking ball. Long, two-plane shape. Potential fringe-average pitch.

Changeup: 79-81 mph. Clear third pitch. Does not throw often and lacks feel for pitch.
  Career Notes: Pitched 5 seasons at Gonzaga before a marginally successful stint in the Mariners system. Changed organizations three times between December 2015 and July 2016, traded from Seattle to the Dodgers for future considerations, traded from the Dodgers to the Yankees with Ronald Torreyes for Rob Segedin, then claimed off waivers by Kansas City and, subsequently, Cleveland. Signed with the Cubs as a minor league free agent in 2020.

Summation: Organizational relief arm. Deception in delivery and left-handedness give him a chance to return to the Majors as a situational, up-and-down lefty, but lack of stuff limits upside.

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    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2009 Gonzaga WCC NCAA --- 19 1 1 5.09 11 2 0 17.2 20 10 10 2 3 8 19 1.58 9.68 4.08
  2010 Gonzaga WCC NCAA --- 20 1 0 6.19 5 3 1 16.0 22 14 11 1 0 9 16 1.94 9.00 5.06
  2011 Gonzaga WCC NCAA --- 21 6 5 3.97 14 13 0 79.1 89 44 35 5 7 29 63 1.49 7.15 3.29
  2012 Gonzaga WCC NCAA --- 22 5 4 2.77 15 15 0 110.1 107 51 34 8 0 27 90 1.21 7.34 2.20
  2013 Gonzaga WCC NCAA --- 23 9 4 2.48 16 14 1 101.2 94 36 28 1 0 31 91 1.23 8.06 2.74
  2013 Everett Aqua Sox Nwst A- Sea 23 2 4 4.33 18 8 1 54 61 33 26 1 3 20 48 1.50 8.00 3.33
  2014 High Desert Mavericks Calif A+ Sea 24 2 1 3.13 5 5 0 23.0 21 8 8 0 1 10 27 1.35 10.57 3.91
  2014 Jackson Generals Sou AA Sea 24 10 7 3.52 22 22 0 125.1 126 55 49 8 7 25 100 1.20 7.18 1.80
  2015 Tacoma Rainiers PCL AAA Sea 25 3 5 4.47 25 6 1 54.1 61 40 27 7 0 17 53 1.44 8.78 2.82
  2015 Seattle Mariners AL MLB Sea 25 1 1 5.40 11 0 0 13.1 18 8 8 2 1 10 8 2.10 5.40 6.75
  2016 Scranton/WB RailRiders IL AAA NYY 26 1 2 5.27 11 3 0 27.1 31 17 16 2 1 8 21 1.43 6.91 2.63
  2016 New York Yankees AL MLB NYY 26 0 0 6.75 1 0 0 2.2 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 1.87 0.00 6.75
  2016 Omaha Storm Chasers PCL AAA KC 26 0 0 2.84 5 0 0 6.1 10 3 2 1 0 2 2 1.89 2.84 2.84
  2016 Columbus Clippers IL AAA Cle 26 1 0 5.91 9 0 0 10.2 12 9 7 1 1 6 10 1.69 8.44 5.06
  2017 Columbus Clippers IL AAA Cle 27 2 0 3.21 34 0 2 42.0 28 16 15 7 3 12 54 0.95 11.57 2.57
  2017 Cleveland Indians AL MLB Cle 27 1 0 0.00 30 0 1 20.0 13 0 0 0 1 6 18 0.95 8.10 2.70
  2018 Columbus Clippers IL AAA Cle 28 2 1 3.65 17 0 1 12.1 8 7 5 0 0 3 18 0.89 13.14 2.19
  2018 Cleveland Indians AL MLB Cle 28 2 1 4.94 43 0 0 27.1 26 16 15 4 0 12 40 1.39 13.17 3.95
  2019 Akron RubberDucks East AA Cle 29 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 3.00 27.00 13.50
  2019 Columbus Clippers IL AAA Cle 29 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3.00 27.00 0.00
  2019 Cleveland Indians AL MLB Cle 29 1 1 4.40 39 0 0 30.2 34 15 15 3 2 16 28 1.63 8.22 4.70
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- CHC 30 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 Portland Sea Dogs DNE AA Bos 31 4 1 2.61 31 0 1 31.0 25 13 9 3 7 13 37 1.23 10.70 3.80
   
     
    2022 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2022 TBD --- --- --- 32     stats                            
   
     
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2013 West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year
Northwest League Pitcher of the Week (July 9-15, 2013)
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